Definition of drier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative of dry


dri·​er | \ ˈdrī(-ə)r How to pronounce drier (audio) \
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Definition of drier (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that extracts or absorbs moisture
2 : a substance that accelerates drying (as of oils, paints, and printing inks)
3 usually dryer : a device for drying

Examples of drier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The front half of the weekend, at least, has a chance to be a good one as drier air (dew points in the 50s to near 60) attempts to filter into the area. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 Toward the middle of the week, drier air will be moving into the area, allowing hotter temperatures into the upper 90s as the week goes on, driving the high to 97 Thursday and Friday. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Any storminess comes to an end pretty early Saturday evening and drier air will work in overnight. Dave Epstein, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2022 But with drier, hotter conditions here or forecast statewide, fire officials are urging Oregonians to take steps to prevent blazes, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. Fox News, 12 July 2022 The line is mainly a product of climate — with wetter, cooler weather to the north and warmer, drier conditions to the south. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 8 July 2022 Late afternoon has the best chance of seeing some drier conditions. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 The National Weather Service in Phoenix says Arizonans should expect to see drier conditions and warmer temperatures by the end of the week. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2022 But the fire was burning in much drier conditions than the crew understood, according to the Forest Service’s analysis of fuel and weather information. Susan Montoya Bryan, ajc, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of drier


1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Drier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drier. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of drier

variant of dryer


Medical Definition of drier

comparative of dry

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